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Cannabis Taxation – A New Revenue Source for Development? (ICTD)

Taxing the Informal Economy is not a Silver Bullet for Financing Development – or the Covid-19 Recovery (ICTD)

Moroccan farmers' protests highlight the human toll of border dispute (Middle East Eye)

Does Morocco's tax system really drive its informal economy?

Divided they fall: frontiers, borderlands and stability in North Africa (ISS)

Informal Work and Auto-Entrepreneurship Laws in the Maghreb: What can Tunisia learn from Morocco? (FES)

Women don’t value their own work (Indian Development Review)

Licit Economy Smuggling in the Maghreb and Sahel (Podcast)

A rising tide: Trends in production, trafficking and consumption of drugs in North Africa (GITOC)

De-linking Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade in Africa (ICTD)

Unpacking Formalisation: The need for a new research agenda on taxation and the informal economy (ICTD)

How the Coronavirus threatens North Africa's informal workers (Middle East Eye)

To fight Covid-19, only the formal economy is getting tax breaks. The informal economy may be asked to foot the bill (ICTD)

Why Tunisia’s early presidential election will test its democracy (Washington Post/Monkey Cage)

In North Africa’s borderlands, smuggling has helped keep a fragile peace. Now it’s under threat. (Washington Post/MonkeyCage)

Is Tunisia Really Democratising? (SWP)

Stability in North Africa does not require stronger governments, but stronger opposition (SWP)

Transnational Organized Crime and Political Actors in the Maghreb and Sahel (KAS)

As Tunisia's political consensus cracks, IMF austerity may hit the rocks (Middle East Eye)

Tunisia's deep structural inequality will take generations to unwind (Middle East Eye)

What’s the impact of smuggling networks on local communities in Libya? (Ce.S.I.)

Tunisia isn’t a migrant transit country – yet (ISS)

The Risks of Hardened Borders in North Africa (Carnegie)

An economic malaise lies at the heart of Libya-Tunisia border standoff (Middle East Eye)

Understanding informal economies in North Africa (Friedrich Ebert Foundation)

Is Morocco’s boycott the future of political resistance in North Africa? (Middle East Eye)

Video: Tunisia - Country in a way a victim of its success (France24)

Tunisia protests: Another heavy dose of austerity (Middle East Eye)

Seven years on: Tunisia's legacies of neglect (Middle East Eye)

Out of the Streets and Into the Boats: Tunisia’s Irregular Migration Surge (Atlantic Council)

Clickbait and impact: how academia has been hacked (LSE Impact Blogs)

Corruption and Reform in Tunisia: The Dangers of an Elitist Analysis (Jadaliyya)

From smugglers to supermarkets: the 'informal economy' touches us all (Guardian)

How old-fashioned violence and repression thwarted the ‘Facebook revolution’ in Egypt (Free Speech Debate)

Schwarzer Handel, goldenes Geschäft (Tagesanzeiger)

Imported Repression in the Middle East (Eurozine)

Egypt: the show is over (Free Speech Debate)

Egypt: No Coup Without a Plan (Süddeutsche Zeitung)